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Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioengineering

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Bioengineering
Description

The Liu group at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard is looking for an exceptional and energetic postdoctoral fellow working on developing and applying imaging and genomic tools (e.g.,imaging-based single cell genomics and spatial-omics) to understand the complexity of biological systems.

This postdoctoral position will provide an exciting opportunity to develop new computational pipeline and analysis methods that integrate bioimaging with genomics/transcriptomics in a vibrant and interdisciplinary environment and collaborate with team members from diverse backgrounds (chemistry, biophysics, genomics and neuroscience, electrical engineering and computer science, and bioengineering).

Beyond our lab, this position will also offer collaboration opportunities with other experimental and computational teams (genomics, data science, machine learning) at the Broad  Institute, Cambridge, MA.  We emphasize research training and career development for all lab members, and the candidate will have the chance to interact with the broader community at Harvard, MIT, the Broad Institute and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals across Boston.

QUALIFICATIONS

  •  A PhD in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, or Biology with a very strong quantitative background
  •  Extensive programming/optimization experience in several of the following: Python, R, Matlab C/C++, JAVA, ImageJ, Unix, Linux
  • Strong mathematical or physical foundation
  •  Self-motivated, creative, persistent, responsible, good analytical and problem solving skills

PREFERRED EXPERTISE
Candidates with experience in ONE or MORE of the following areas will be given
priority:

  • Single-cell genomics/transcriptomics
  • Computer vision, statistical algorithms and machine learning: e.g., image registration, 2D/3D segmentation, object tracing, feature extraction and annotation
  • Bioimaging database and visualization: e.g., anatomy atlas building for model organisms or human, brain connectomics

 

 

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter stating the applicant’s motivation and include a CV and contact information of 3 references (names, e-mail addresses and phone
numbers), 1-3 representative papers, and any listing of a public code repository (e.g. Github), to Prof. Jia Liu (jia_liu@seas.harvard.edu). Shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for interviews.

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Open Rank Faculty Position in Applied Mathematics

Job type
Tenure-track faculty
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Applied Mathematics
Description

The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University seeks applicants for a position at either the tenure-track or tenured rank in the area of Applied Mathematics, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. We welcome candidates in any area of applied mathematics broadly defined, including interfaces with all areas of engineering, physics, biology, earth and planetary sciences, economics and the social sciences, medicine, as well as mathematics and statistics.

We are seeking candidates with a record of theoretical or computational innovation, a vision for an original research program, and an interest in working collaboratively with experimentalists and theoreticians across multiple disciplines at the University. Candidates should have enthusiasm for teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in applied mathematics and allied fields. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

The Applied Mathematics program at SEAS benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, and being situated in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The program is highly synergistic with complementary efforts at Harvard in Physics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and a number of cross-disciplinary initiatives such as the Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications, the Quantitative Biology Initiative, the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, the Institute for Applied Computational Science, the Materials Research Science and Engineering Research Center, and the Center for Brain Science.  We seek to build a mathematical sciences community in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, complementing our undergraduate concentration that is the among the top 5 majors at Harvard College. Information about current faculty, research, and educational programs in SEAS is available at https://www.seas.harvard.edu/.

How to Apply

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices), and up to three representative papers. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 31, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. A doctorate or terminal degree in Applied Mathematics or an allied field such as Physics or Engineering is required by the expected start date. Applicants can apply online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9893.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Vision

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Description

Overview: Harvard University’s Assistive Technology Initiative has an immediate opening for an entrepreneurial research fellow to coordinate and lead a project at the intersection of wearable sensing, controls, neurophysiology, movement science, and clinical rehabilitation. The position will leverage expertise of the  Harvard Biorobotics Lab (http://biorobotics.harvard.edu/) in the area of real-time image processing (ultrasound, video, depth) used to assess human movement. The project will also be part of a collaboration with the Biodesign Lab (https://biodesign.seas.harvard.edu) applying these techniques to wearable and clinical assessment devices. The research fellow will work as part of a highly multidisciplinary team with backgrounds in engineering, biomechanics and rehabilitation science. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of new technology, evaluate the technology with human participants in state-of-the-art biomechanics facilities, and play a key role in setting the vision for commercial application.

Duties and responsibilities: The research fellow will be co-mentored by project faculty and staff leads to set the overall project direction and contribute technically to system development. They will work with a multidisciplinary team of graduate students, research physical therapists, and movement scientists to coordinate technical development, biomechanical and clinical testing, and planning for technology translation. Ideal candidates for this position will have strong experience or interest in team management, and excellent communication skills.

How to Apply

Qualifications:

  • PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, or a closely related field
  • Experience with computer vision and real-time image and signal processing
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Strong interest in leading developing and translating to commercial application wearable sensing and rehabilitative technology

Additional information: Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is for one year with a possibility for renewal of a second year. Applications should be assembled as a single PDF file, containing a complete resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, a full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as the names and contact information of three references who are able to provide letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent to:

Professor Robert D. Howe | howe@seas.harvard.edu

David Perry | dperry@seas.harvard.edu

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Tenure track faculty position in Computer Science

Job type
Tenure-track faculty
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the assistant or associate professor level, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.

We invite applications from all areas of Computer Science. Areas of special interest include (but are not limited to) both machine learning and algorithms (broadly construed). There is also a tenure-track search in the theory of quantum information and computation, posted at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9835.

We seek candidates who have a strong research record and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and training. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Computer Science at Harvard benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, world-leading faculty, significant industrial collaboration, and substantial support from SEAS. Starting in Spring 2021, Computer Science will be among the founding occupants of Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex, with ample space for growth and surrounded by state-of-the-art facilities. Information about Harvard’s current faculty, research, and educational programs in computer science is available at http://www.seas.harvard.edu/computer-science.

The associated Institute for Applied Computational Science (http://iacs.seas.harvard.edu), Data Science Initiative (https://datascience.harvard.edu/), and Center for Research on Computation and Society (http://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/) foster connections among computer science, applied math, data science, and various domain sciences at Harvard through its graduate programs and events.

A doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant field is required by the expected start date.

How to Apply

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applicants can apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9834.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Tenure track faculty position in the Theory of Quantum Information and Computation

Job type
Tenure-track faculty
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) area of Computer Science and the Harvard Quantum Initiative seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of the theory of quantum information and/or computation.

 

Areas of interest may include but are not limited to quantum algorithms, communication, complexity, control, cryptography, and information processing. The expected start date is July 1, 2021.

 

There is another, broader search for a tenure-track position in Computer Science, posted at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9834. Candidates interested in both positions should apply for each position separately.

We seek candidates who have a strong research record and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and training. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Computer Science at Harvard benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, world-leading faculty, significant industrial collaboration, and substantial support from SEAS. Starting in Spring 2021, Computer Science will be among the founding occupants of Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex, with ample space for growth and surrounded by state-of-the-art facilities. Information about Harvard’s current faculty, research, and educational programs in computer science is available at http://www.seas.harvard.edu/computer-science.

The successful candidate will be part of the Harvard Quantum Initiative in Science and Engineering (HQI), a community of researchers from physics, computer science, and other fields with an intense interest in advancing the science and engineering of quantum systems and their applications.

A doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant field is required by the expected start date.

 

How to Apply

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applicants can apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9835.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Lecturer in Computational Science and Data Science

Job type
Teaching faculty
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Applied Computation
Applied Mathematics
Computer Science
Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer in Computational Science and Data Science in the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) (http://iacs.seas.harvard.edu), with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. This is a 12-month academic appointment for three years, with the second two years contingent on a satisfactory performance review during the first year.  

Duties include teaching three computational or data science courses per year, supervising and advising master’s student projects, and conducting independent research in an area of the lecturer’s choosing. In addition, the lecturer will be expected to participate in the planning and execution of community events planned by the IACS. 

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field (physical science or social science with a focus on computational methods) by the expected start date. In addition, we seek candidates with programming skills in some programming language and a record of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. Teaching experience in parallel and distributed computing, high performance computing, and computational simulation and modeling is preferred.

How to Apply

Required documents include: a cover letter, including a description of teaching experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging; a current CV; and course evaluations for all recently taught courses. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for three to five references. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. Applicants can apply using this link: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9799.

 We encourage candidates to apply by November 15, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED PHYSICS

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Application deadline
Area of study
Applied Physics
Description

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with Professor David Weitz and Professor Sharad Ramanathan on 3D neuronal organoidsA PhD and prior postdoctoral and industrial experience are required.  Expertise in biomaterials, microfluidics and CRISPR gene editing are essential.

The successful candidate will work as part of team performing research to support the project.  Additional responsibilities include preparation of publications and reports, mentoring of graduate students, and collaboration with other groups. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, be technically skilled and have excellent oral and written skills. The position will be filled as soon as possible and will initially be for one year, renewable for additional years following exemplary performance.

 

How to Apply

The review process is competitive, based on experience. To apply, please send a CV, research statement, and the names and contact information of three people who can be asked for letters of reference to mzahnzinger@seas.harvard.edu with the subject header titled "Research Associate Position".

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher for OpenDP

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

The OpenDP project (opendp.io) seeks to hire 1-2 scientists to work with faculty directors Gary King and Salil Vadhan and the OpenDP Community to formulate and advance the scientific goals of OpenDP and solve research problems that are needed for its success.  Candidates should have a graduate-level degree (preferably a PhD), familiarity with differential privacy, and one or both of the following:

                • Experience with implementing software for data science, privacy, and/or security, and an interest in working with software engineers to develop the OpenDP codebase.

                • Experience with applied statistics, and an interest in working with domain scientists to apply OpenDP software to data-sharing problems in their field. (In particular, we are looking for a researcher to engage on an immediate project on Covid-19 and mobility and epidemiology. See https://crisisready.netlify.app/jobs/hdsifellow/ for more details.)

The successful candidate(s) will be hired into a Harvard research appointment appropriate to their education and experience, with possibilities including Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Associate, Research Scientist, and Senior Research Scientist.  They will be free to spend 50% of their time on independent research projects of their choosing.

OpenDP is dedicated to building a  diverse community that is welcoming for everyone, regardless of disability, gender identity and expression, physical appearance, race, religion, or sexual orientation.  In particular, we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for our open positions.

How to Apply

A complete application should include:
a) A cover letter
b) A curriculum vitae
c) A two-to-four page statement of purpose, discussing both past accomplishments and current and future areas of interest
d) Links to at most three research papers or software products
e) Letters from two to three references
Applicants should email items (a)-(d) to privacytools-info@seas.harvard.edu using “OpenDP Scientific Staff" as the title of the email and have their references email the letters to privacytools-info@seas.harvard.edu.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting September 15, until the positions are filled, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Computer Science

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

Professor Stratos Idreos solicits applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in Harvard Computer Science, starting between October 1st 2020 and January 1st 2021. We are interested in researchers focused on data systems or related fields. Topics of interest include optimizing key-value systems and cloud services, such as optimizing internal modules for key-value systems, estimating the costs in the cloud, as well as designing smart system-tuning mechanisms. Examples of our group’s past work on this topic are here:  http://daslab.seas.harvard.edu/ and some of our recent work on key-value systems include https://stratos.seas.harvard.edu/files/stratos/files/rosetta.pdf and https://stratos.seas.harvard.edu/files/stratos/files/wackyandthebush.pdf.

This postdoctoral position will be affiliated with the data systems laboratory @ Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (DASlab@Harvard SEAS).

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

A complete application will include:

(a) Applicant’s curriculum vitae

(b) A pointer to a web page that lists the applicant’s research papers and research interests

(c) The name, affiliation, and email address of three letter writers.

Applicants should get all items emailed to Stratos Idreos (stratos@seas.harvard.edu)

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by September 1st for full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted after this deadline as long as the position is not filled.

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Postdoctoral Fellow Openings in Computer Science

Job type
Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

Professor Milind Tambe solicits applications for multiple Postdoctoral Fellow positions in Harvard Computer Science starting September 2020.

We are particularly interested in researchers focused on multiagent systems including but not limited to computational game theory, social networks, agent-based modeling and simulation, reinforcement learning and others. Applications of this research and area of interest in this call include public health, conservation, cybersecurity and related topics.  Example of our group's past work on this topic are here:  https://teamcore.seas.harvard.edu/

This postdoctoral position will be affiliated with the Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Application Procedure and Deadline

A complete application will include:

(a) Applicant's curriculum vitae

(b) A link to a web page that lists the applicant's research papers and research interests

(c) Three letters of reference; please ask the letter writers to directly email the references.

Applicants should get all items emailed to Milind Tambe (milind_tambe@harvard.edu). Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by August 15 for full consideration.

Applications will continue to be accepted after this deadline until the positions are filled.

 

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